Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror PlayStation 2

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  • Summary: Assume the role of Gabe Logan, a highly-trained Precision Strike Operative, commanding a black box United States Agency that legally doesn't exist. Gabe finds himself dealing with a beautiful woman from his past who harbors a shocking secret while he battles the Red Section, a para-militaryAssume the role of Gabe Logan, a highly-trained Precision Strike Operative, commanding a black box United States Agency that legally doesn't exist. Gabe finds himself dealing with a beautiful woman from his past who harbors a shocking secret while he battles the Red Section, a para-military group in possession of Project Dark Mirror, a next-generation weapon of mass destruction. Using Precision Strike Tactics, advanced vision technology, and the latest in high-tech weaponry, Logan and his team perform surgical strike missions - too sensitive for a military response, too dangerous for civilian intelligence forces. Through the role of Gabe, players will have to be quick to strategize, as he is responsible to infiltrate, recon and execute decisively. Once inserted, Logan is his own authority - he must make life and death decisions, quickly choosing which course of action to take. [Sony] Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Dark Mirror has its ups and downs with the transition over to the PS2, but that still can't change what a solid action game it truly is.
  2. There is a somewhat dated feel to the action that will be felt most firmly by those used to elaborate team-based shooters, but for fans of the best of the series, and those who want a shining example of the epitome of first wave third-person-shooters, the latest Syphon Filter is an essential purchase.
  3. There’s more substance behind Syphon Filter than in most of the style-obsessed trash-talking third-person shooters out there. Dark Mirror is thankfully without agenda, unfortunately without a bit of much-needed fine-tuning, but comes with a whole bag full of good intentions.
  4. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    70
    On PSP it set new standards but this port, enjoyable spy romp that it is, simply seems a bit dated when brought to the PS2. [Sept 2007, p.82]
  5. PSM3 Magazine UK
    67
    More like a third-person shooter and this works to its benefit. [Nov 2007, p.83]
  6. The only way to experience the full impact of this title is to play it on the PSP. It's too bad that this version makes PS2 owners feel like third-world gamers.
  7. Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror is a small game with small ambitions. Within that scale, it succeeds admirably. It has too many quirks that clearly show its PSP roots, but if you don’t have a PSP handy, this version is worth at least a few hours of your time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. PaulS.
    Sep 24, 2007
    9
    It's exactly what I was expecting. I absolutely loved this game on PSP, and this gives me more of what I love plus a control scheme that It's exactly what I was expecting. I absolutely loved this game on PSP, and this gives me more of what I love plus a control scheme that I found more comfortable. My one complaint about the game (I had the same complaint on PSP) is that you can no longer manually restart a mission at the last checkpoint as you could in SF2 and SF3. If you blow your cover in a stealth mission and want to start from the last checkpoint, you either have to restart the entire mission, or allow yourself to be killed. It's a minor complaint, but it does become aggravating at times. I'm not at all interested in online play, so not having that feature available means nothing to me. While this is a great game, I think that the $40 price tag is a bit much for a port of year-old PSP game. All things considered, it's a worthy addition to any PS2 collection. Expand
  2. MikeG.
    Sep 19, 2007
    7
    6.9 / not bad ,better then the gta port.i play my 360 of course,once and a blew moon ill pop on ps2 but i like the syphon series since ps1 6.9 / not bad ,better then the gta port.i play my 360 of course,once and a blew moon ill pop on ps2 but i like the syphon series since ps1 and had to try it .saw some post were people said demo was good , and im not dissapointed in purchase 29.99 would of been fair .and i got for singleplayer only so online is no big deal.unless if you only have a ps2. but thers always sfomega strain,but controls were not the greatest.anyway if your a fan of the series .tryout and if new to it play the first 2 on playstion 1 best ones by far. wonder what its gonna be like on ps3. Expand
  3. MichaelR.
    Jan 22, 2008
    1
    It was pure crap and a waste of time no where near as good as SF2 & 3.It seems that after the third one the game just gets even worse.

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#53 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007